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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:06 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By jadnashua
A bonded mudbed would be your least expensive,...

A bonded mudbed would be your least expensive, and maybe easiest choice to raise the level where you want it. With the volume you need, you might want to rent a cement mixer. Over a slab, I don't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 168
Posted By jadnashua
Kerdiboard is waterproof on its own, so no,...

Kerdiboard is waterproof on its own, so no, nothing needed behind it. Kerdiboard is designed as part of a system, which would include their drain, and waterproofing on the pan as well as sealing all...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By jadnashua
Modern factories produce pretty consistent,...

Modern factories produce pretty consistent, reliable output. Seconds do happen, and the only way you get them is if you actually inspect the tile, which costs more money than just packaging them up....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 176
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, industry standards call for two layers of...

FWIW, industry standards call for two layers of plywood when tiling directly to it, and an appropriate thinset. If I were to guess, not discounting the fact that there's not enough coverage, the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 176
Posted By jadnashua
See all of those ridges on the floor? The larger...

See all of those ridges on the floor? The larger the tile, the harder it is to compress those flat so you get good coverage. Industry calls for 100% of the edges and at least 90% of the back to be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By jadnashua
How much depth is there now to the wood? If it's...

How much depth is there now to the wood? If it's an inch, I think you could stack two layers of cbu. If the first moved the second out far enough to fit over the tiling flange, you could bring...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 97
Posted By jadnashua
Ditra was designed to emulate the sand or mud...

Ditra was designed to emulate the sand or mud beds used underneath tile in large areas like cathedrals (and some smaller buildings) over the centuries...it makes the tile more like a floating floor...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 249
Posted By jadnashua
Some find it easier to make a clean joint if they...

Some find it easier to make a clean joint if they allow the pan's tile to end underneath the bottom row, but it is not a requirement. Industry requires any changes of plane or materials to have a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 97
Posted By jadnashua
ONce they clean it off, a simple test is to pour...

ONce they clean it off, a simple test is to pour a little water on it...if it beads up, more prep is required, if it gets absorbed, it should be okay. Do not let them use chemical cleaners as that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 210
Posted By jadnashua
I don't know how well RedGard sticks to something...

I don't know how well RedGard sticks to something like the Kerdiboard used in their niche. Normally, the niche is attached by using their screws and washers, then those are covered with their...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 249
Posted By jadnashua
Vacuum up what's loose, then see what you have. ...

Vacuum up what's loose, then see what you have.

Cement doesn't cure by drying, it incorporates that water into its chemical structure...if it dries out prior to curing, that can be a problem which...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 126
Posted By jadnashua
The top mudbed is equal thickness, and just...

The top mudbed is equal thickness, and just parallels the sloped one below.

A surface bonded waterproofing is, IMHO, a better shower where the entire enclosure is then waterproof rather than most...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-15-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By jadnashua
In reality, the walls in a shower don't need to...

In reality, the walls in a shower don't need to be waterproof...they've been built that way for scores of years, and when done properly, no issues. You should, according to current standards, put up...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-15-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By jadnashua
If water does exit the tub, maybe from a...

If water does exit the tub, maybe from a misplaced curtain or a door not fully closed, the ends are where that water is most likely to go. I think the majority of installations do extend the tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-14-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By jadnashua
Without knowing what's underneath in the layers,...

Without knowing what's underneath in the layers, and, the specs on the supporting joists, the linoleum may be the least of your potential problems!

Often, they use a sheet of 1/4" ply underneath...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 549
Posted By jadnashua
You won't know until the grout dries. The acid...

You won't know until the grout dries. The acid literally eats the calcium in the cement, so will gradually eat it away. Rinse well to stop that from continuing.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By jadnashua
I was talking about using a smaller bit to make a...

I was talking about using a smaller bit to make a bunch of holes around what's there, then knocking it out...a masonry bit that large would be expensive! Cutting into block, a small one would work...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By jadnashua
The industry guidelines are there for a...

The industry guidelines are there for a reason...it might last a long time, it might not. Depends on how flexible what it butts up against is.

Next time, consider maybe using a engineered...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By jadnashua
A good bit in a hammer drill into a block like...

A good bit in a hammer drill into a block like that is not much harder than drilling hardwood. Quick work. Dusty, but not an issue.
Forum: The Mud Box 10-13-2020, 07:42 PM
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Views: 501,008
Posted By jadnashua
Hey, I have a heated garage, I'm retired, so I...

Hey, I have a heated garage, I'm retired, so I don't have to go out when the weather is nasty! Fresh snow is really pretty, and I live in a condo, so someone else plows and shovels (and cuts the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-13-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By jadnashua
Depending on the bit, most will last longer and...

Depending on the bit, most will last longer and cut better if you keep the working end wet. Some will work reliably dry, but those tend to cost more and not last as long. On a horizontal surface,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By jadnashua
At 50%, that puts the highest point of the...

At 50%, that puts the highest point of the crowned tile next to the lowest point at the ends. It depends on the size of the grout joint how obvious any lippage will be and how well that can hide it....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By jadnashua
How pretty do you want it to be? A hole saw...

How pretty do you want it to be? A hole saw would make it pretty, chipping it out probably not. Either would work. Once the pipe is through, if you sleeve it, you could fill what's left with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-12-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 210
Posted By jadnashua
If you're using Kerdi, nothing behind it is in a...

If you're using Kerdi, nothing behind it is in a wet area, so limitations on fastenes doesn't exist. In a conventional shower, no fasteners below 3" above the tope of the curb.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-12-2020, 12:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By jadnashua
If you slit it, you do want the rounded side...

If you slit it, you do want the rounded side facing out so that the caulk has the desired shape.
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